Germany is the largest economy in Europe. Many of the world’s top companies are having there such as: BMW, Siemens etc. Germany faces significant demographic challenge to sustained long-term growth. The country has a strong economy. In 2011, the country’s gross domestic product grew 3% to reach $3.577 trillion. It has also the benefit of European Union Membership which has helped it to become more competitive against not only other industrialized, but also all other members of the Eurozone.
Here are top five German dividend stocks that have good yield. Investors should consider these stocks for their portfolio.
E.ON (ADR) (PINK: EONGY) –
E.ON SE is a Germany-based company that is a provider of energy solutions. It is the world’s largest investor owned electric utility service provider. It manages the E.ON Group which consists of five global units and 12 regional units. It operates in four segments: the Generation segment, Renewables segment, Gas segment and the Trading segment.
It has a market capitalization of 33.43 billion, EPS is 1.51, P/E ratio is 11.63 and the dividend yield is 8.10% at the annual dividend payout of 1.42.
RWE (ADR) (PINK: RWEOY) –
This is a German-based electricity and gas company. The company previously owned American Water, the United States’ largest investor owned water utility which was divested in 2008. It diversifies its activities into seven divisions.
The company has a market capitalization of 20.57 billion, EPS is 2.80, P/E ratio is 12.76 and the dividend yield is 7.24% at the annual dividend payout of 2.59.
Daimler AG (PINK: DDAIF) –
Daimler AG is a German company that develops, manufactures and distributes a range of automotive products, mainly passenger cars, trucks, vans and buses and manages the Daimler Group. The company offers its products and services under such brand names as Mercedes-Benz, Smart, May Bach, Fuso, Western Star, Setra, Mercedes-Benz Bank and Mercedes-Benz Financial, among others. It has the production facilities throughout the world.
The company has a market capitalization of 54.12 billion, EPS is 7.52, P/E ratio is 6.74 and the dividend yield is 5.81% at the annual dividend payout of 2.95.
Volkswagen (ADR) (PINK: VLKAY) –
Volkswagen AG is Germany-based automobile manufacturer. It designs, engineers, manufactures and distributes passenger cars, commercial vehicles, motorcycles, engines and turbo machinery. The company also offers the services related to financing, leasing and fleet management. It consists of two divisions: Automotive and Financial Services division. The automotive division is responsible for the development of vehicle and engines, the production and sale of passenger cars, and the genuine parts business. The Financial services division’s includes dealer and customer services in the field of financing, leasing, direct bank and fleet business.
The company has a market capitalization of 82.00 billion, EPS is 12.28, P/E ratio is 2.87 and the dividend yield is 2.59% at the annual dividend payout of 0.91.
Infineon Technologies (ADR) (PINK: IFNNY) –
It is a German-based company that develops semiconductors and system solutions for automotive and industrial electronics and chip card, as well as security applications. The company operates in four segments: Automotive, Industrial Power Control, Chip card & Security and Power Management and Multimarket.
The company has a market capitalization of 7.69 billion, EPS is 0.42, P/E ratio is 17.03 and the dividend yield is 2.19% at the annual dividend payout of 0.16.